Former Royals manager and current Yankees bench coach Tony Pena is a "serious candidate" for the Marlins' job, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro writes .
Pena was the 2003 American League Manager of the Year when he guided Kansas City to its lone winning season of the decade. In parts of four seasons with the Royals, Pena had a 198-285 record.
Frisaro says the Marlins are looking for a manager with big league experience, which Pena would be able to put on his resume, as would Bobby Valentine and current manager Edwin Rodriguez.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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